Judges 5:22

“Then were the horse hoofes broken, by the meanes of the pransings, the pransings of their mightie ones.”

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Other Translations

Then were the horsehoofs broken by the means of the pransings, the pransings of their mighty ones.
- King James Version

"Then the horses' hoofs beat From the dashing, the dashing of his valiant steeds.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Then did the horsehoofs stamp By reason of the prancings, the prancings of their strong ones.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Then loudly the feet of the horses were sounding with the stamping, the stamping of their war-horses.
- Basic English Bible

Then did the horse-hoofs clatter with the coursings, The coursings of their steeds.
- Darby Bible

Then were the horse's hoofs broken by the means of the prancings, the prancings of their mighty ones.
- Webster's Bible

Then the horse hoofs stamped because of the prancings, the prancings of their strong ones.
- World English Bible

Then broken were the horse-heels, By pransings -- pransings of its mighty ones.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Then did the horsehoofs stamp by reason of the prancings, the prancings of their mighty ones.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Judges 5:22


5:22 Horses hoofs - Their horses, in which they put most confidence, had their hoofs, which are their support and strength, broken, either by dreadful hail - stones, or rather, by their swift and violent running over the stony grounds, when they fled with all possible speed from God and from Israel. Pransings - Or because of their fierce or swift courses. Mighty ones - Of their strong and valiant riders, who forced their horses to run away as fast as they could.


Discussion for Judges 5

  • BSP
    Verse 23~The inhabitants of Meroz failed to come to the aid of Jehovah God and for this they were cursed.
  • BSP
    Verse 5~The mountains are figuratively spoken of as melting before Jehovah God. This shows the tremendous amount of power that God has.
  • Dewey J
    Norman, the Scripture means exactly what it says Zebulun and Naphtali were the only tribes of Israel to go up to war against GOD's enemies. The other tribes for one reason or the other didn't show up for the Lord to use them and were cursed in the end for their sin of omittion. What a pity? Glory be to God in the highest through our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ! Amen.
  • Diann Risner
    This chapter relates how Deborah, as a prophetess is giving us a messianic prophecy dealing with the coming of the Messiah in power. The entire chapter is dealing with Christ's return to this earth in power.
  • What a glorious day it will be when all of God 's enemies, both fleshly and spirit, are no more! I definitely look forward to this peaceful day.
  • CATHERINE
    in every victory we should give praises and honour to God knowing that it all comes from Him.

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